The History of Detergents

Not long before in the history of mankind, detergents were unheard of. All what the then-civilized gentlemen and ladies needed was just a wash with water…and nothing more! As we grew up, and a lots of things like Industrial Revolution and World Wars kicked in, the demand for soaps and detergents started to increase, not just in terms of volume, but also in terms of the intensity of the dirt and stains that they fought. Therefore, the detergent or the detergent soap had not only to be an effective wash-chemical but also an effective stain-remover! This mandated the washing powder formula to be something entirely different than what it classically was! Just like many other technologies that we take for granted, this was, again a contribution from...

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How to Remove Ink Stains - Challenge Helps

The first thing to know about ink stains is that they fall into a few different categories. Water-based ink stains are easier to remove. These are usually inks like washable markers. Permanent ink stains can be a nightmare to remove. These include most permanent highlighters and markers. Ballpoint ink can be tricky to remove, but responds well to treatment – sounds like taking over England’s bowling attack! Water-Based Ink Stains   Lay the stained clothing on top of a clean dry towel or cloth. Apply water to the stained area and blot with another clean cloth. While you blot, the stain will begin to transfer onto the cleaning cloth. Apply a small amount of liquid laundry detergent onto the ink stain and allow the fabric to sit for between 3-5...

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